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Connelly at a Glance October 16-20, 2017
In This Issue
RSVP Mother-Daughter Luncheon
Family Gardening Day
Tri-School College Fair
Thespian Halloween Party
Early Dismissal
Fall Conservatory Showcase
Comedy Sportz Rehearsal
Grandparents Day
New Spirit Wear Sweatshirt
Fall Concert
Apply for Scholarships
College Rep Visits
Financial Aid Information
Connelly Chronicle
Transportation Shuttle Program
OC Catholic Featured Athletes
Koala Karpool Karaoke Video
Parent & Student Sections on Website
Practically Painless Fundraisers
Social Media Links
Mother-Daughter Luncheon RSVP for the Mother-Daughter Luncheon 
Mothers and daughters, please join us Sunday, October 22, 2017 from  1 - 4 p.m. at the  Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach for a special Mother-Daughter Luncheon. Please send your RSVP and payment to the office by
Friday, October 13.
parent gardening Family Gardening Day  
This month's garden day is Saturday, October 14, from 8-11 a.m. No gardening experience is necessary. Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. If you would like to bring some additional snacks, please feel free. Everyone is welcome to attend. Students will receive Ecology hours and be awarded spirit points, and parents will earn volunteer hours as well. Hope to see you there! 
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Jueneman at djueneman@connellyhs.org. We look forward to seeing you!
Tri-School College Fair
college fair
On Monday, October 16, the Tri-School College Fair will be held at Servite. Connelly, Rosary and Servite will be hosting representatives from over 125 colleges and universities. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to attend this event that will be held in the Servite gym from 6:45-8:30 p.m. For seniors this is a great opportunity to learn more about the schools they will be applying to, as well as a chance to meet the representative that will be reviewing their application. Additionally, this serves as a great informational and often motivating opportunity for sophomores and juniors just beginning to think about where they will spend the next four years after graduation. 
For college counseling needs, or to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Tran Ryan, please contact her directly at 714-776-1717 Ext. 222, or at ctranryan@connellyhs.org.
Thespian Halloween Party
Thespian Halloween Party
Connelly, Rosary and Servite students are invited to the Thespian Halloween Party on Tuesday, October 17, from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Servite Theatre. The admission cost is simply 4 cans of food for TOTS Eat (Trick or Treat so tots can eat). There will be a costume contest, a haunted pit, and food!  
Early Dismissal
early dismissal
Wednesday, October 18, is an early dismissal day. Classes will end at 12:55 p.m.
Fall Conservatory Showcase
Tri-School Theatre new logo
Please join us Thursday, October 19, for Tri-School Theatre's Fall Conservatory Showcase. Come see what the students of the Tri-School Fall session have been working on. This look into what conservatory is all about will offer performances and demonstrations from the Acting and Tech Classes as well as the students from the Musical Theatre and Dance classes. It's FREE so don't miss out!

Tri-School Theatre Fall Conservatory Showcase
Thursday October 19, 2017
7:00 p.m. 
Servite Theatre
Comedy Sportz Rehearsal
comedy sportz
Tri-School Theatre's Comedy Sportz will be practicing Friday, October 20, from 3:30-5 p.m. at Servite in the Tri-School Studio (room 301). 

Grandparents & Special Persons Day
Grandparents Day - Perry
Thanksgiving is the time to express our gratitude for all the people who play such an important role in our lives. Please join us in continuing a family tradition here at Cornelia Connelly School. We would be honored to have your daughter's grandparents, or the special person(s) who fills that role, join her for a day of "thanksgiving" at school.
On Wednesday, November 22, we will begin the day with a small reception, include time in the classrooms, and conclude with Mass in the auditorium. We are looking forward to making this a most memorable way to begin the Thanksgiving Holiday!
Please fill out the information linked below and return the form to the school office by
Friday, October 20 , so a formal invitation can be sent to the grandparents and/or special persons.
New Mid-Weight Hooded Pullover Sweatshirt!
mid-weight hooded pullover spirit wear
The Connelly Spirit Wear committee is pleased to offer for a limited time a Mid-weight Hooded Pullover Sweatshirt. This cotton/poly blend features a front pouch and can be ordered in three colors: Maroon, Gray, and Navy. It comes in unisex sizes XS-3XL.
Order forms for the special hoodie will be available in the office until Friday, October 20. Delivery will be approximately November 6.
Cost: $50
Plan now for the holidays and cooler weather coming our way!  This sweatshirt will look great on our girls, moms, our dads, and brothers.  Order yours today!
Save the Date - Fall Concert
2017 Fall Concert
Come and take your loved one to experience an exciting evening of multicultural and diverse music selections! On Thursday, October 26, at 7 p.m. in Gunther Auditorium, Connelly's Music Department is putting on our Fall Concert that is sure please everyone's musical taste palate. We will be singing songs from modern interpretations on Latin prayers, African American Spirituals, Creole songs, playing melodic and rhythmic handbell music, and even contemporary radio hits. This will be an event that you won't want to miss! And it's FREE! See you there on Thursday, October 26!

Date: Thursday, October 26
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: FREE! 
Apply for Scholarships
Parking BOXX
At Parking BOXX, the aim of this scholarship is to encourage thinking about how to improve usability and efficiency of parking solutions for a new generation through technological innovation. A $1,000 scholarship is being offered to the student who suggests the most innovative, yet practical parking solution. Please visit parkingboxx.com for more information. Deadline is October 15, 2017.
Make the U Colgate
Palmolive is a scholarship for seniors only. Scholarship is based on Academic Excellence, dedication to community service, and demonstration of leadership in one's community. Deadline is October 15, 2017, and scholarship amount is up to $15,000 Seniors Only https://www.colgatepalmolive.com/en/us/corp/core-values/community-responsibility/make-the-u
Pirates Pitch Competition
Pirates Pitch Competition is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a GPA of 3.0. Submit an original business idea that, in 350 words or less, describes an innovative product or service that you would like to create or have already created. Deadline is October 18, 2017. Please visit  www.shu.edu  for more information.
Coca-Cola Scholars Program
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Deadline: Oct 31 2017. Visit http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/#programs for more information.
College Rep Visits
college just ahead
Representatives from various colleges and universities will be on campus throughout the next few months. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about a particular college they are interested in without traveling there! College Rep Visits for the month of October (visits are held in front of the VAC):
10/17/2017 @ lunch - Chapman University
10/17/2017 @ 2:45 p.m. - Gonzaga University
10/17/2017 @ conference - Vanguard University
10/19/2017 @ lunch - Adelphi University
10/19/2017 @ lunch - DePaul University
10/20/17 @ lunch - Loughborough University
10/20/2017 @ lunch - Marymount California University

10/23/2017 @ lunch - University of Southern California
10/24/2017 @ lunch - Dominican University

For a complete list of college rep visits, please visit the Connelly website:
Email Mrs. Tran Ryan
Financial Aid
financial aid
For valuable college financial aid information, click on the link below. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Tran Ryan.
Email Mrs. Tran Ryan
Connelly Chronicle
Connelly Chronicle
Extra! Extra! Read all about it!  The first issue of the school newspaper, the Connelly Chronicle, debuted on September 20 - just in time for Mrs. Wood's installation ceremony! If you weren't able to snag a coveted copy, fret not. It is available for online viewing! Simply go to the Publications section of the Connelly website. We will be posting a link each month for each issue. 
Connelly transportation shuttle Shuttle Program 
Please check out our Student Shuttle Program. It is an affordable service that provides a safe, convenient way for your daughter to attend Connelly. In addition to the round trip and one-way option, we also have a "drop-in" option possibility. For more details, including pricing, please click on the links below.
OC Catholic Features Connelly Athletes
We are pleased that the OC Catholic has featured many of our stellar Connelly athletes in their printed publication and online. So far this school year, they've featured the athletes listed below. Please click on the links below to read more about them.

Koala Karpool Karaoke
Koala Karpool Karaoke!
Koala Karpool Karaoke!
We would like to welcome you to the new school year with a little Koala Karpool Karaoke! Enjoy!

Connelly Crest
Parent & Student Password-Protected Sections on Website
In an effort to make specific documents and information readily available to our parents and students throughout the school year, we will be using the Parent and Student tabs located at the top of our website. Please note the passwords below. 
Information currently listed in this section includes:
  • 2017-18 9th Grade Orientation & Retreat
  • 2017-2018 Student-Parent Handbook
  • 2017-2018 Parent Handbook
  • 2017-2018 Curriculum Guide
  • Service Hours Form
  • 2017-2018 Holy Child Exchange Program Application
Password: KoalaParent1718

Password: ConnellyGirl1718
Practically Painless Fundraisers
lets get funraising
There are a variety of practically painless fundraisers to benefit Connelly that you can participate in without even realizing it. Simple weekly shopping trips to Ralphs and/or Target can raise money for Connelly. You can also register various grocery and store cards with eScrip.com to earn a 1-4% return for Connelly. For those who like to shop online, GoodSearch.com and GoodShop.com donate a percentage of their advertising revenue to charities its users designate - so designate Connelly and we will reap the rewards! Please click on the document link below to read how easy it is to fundraise for Connelly.

Ralphs Community Contribution Program - Raise funds for Connelly each time you shop at Ralphs. The school earns 1-4% of your purchase.
Members currently enrolled in the Ralphs Community Contribution Program will remain active until August 31, 2017. Participants will be required to register or re-register for the new term at www.ralphs.com starting September 1, 2017. Step-by-step website registration instructions can be found at www.ralphs.com, click on Community, click on Ralphs Community Contribution Program, click on 'Enroll Now'. If you don't have computer access, please call 1-800-443-4438 for assistance.
connelly social media Come Socialize With Us!
Have you seen us on the social media scene? Connelly is making the social rounds! Our hardworking ASB have been busy with status updates, posting photos from events, tweeting and even making some really cool videos! Come check us out. We'll even give you the links: